clean energy law News

  • Big Polluters Trying Again to Derail California’s Successful Clean Energy Law

    On the eve of America’s Independence Day, a California lawmaker is making a Big Oil-backed move to block the next critical step in slashing emissions under California’s successful clean energy program by trying to get a three-year exemption from the state’s cap on carbon pollution. Using a procedure known as a “gut and amend,” Assemblyman Henry Perea dropped new text ...

  • Biofuel law change in NZ

    Energy and Resources Minister Gerry Brownlee today tabled in Parliament a Bill to repeal the obligation placed on oil companies to sell a certain proportion of biofuel. 'The government supports the introduction of biofuel as an alternative fuel source with potential for New Zealand,' Mr Brownlee said. 'However, we do not support any form of mandatory obligation. It will mean consumers have a free ...


    By New Zealand Government

  • Greening water law

    Governments and law-makers need to integrate environmental concerns into water-use legislation to avert an impending global water crisis, according to a new report from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), titled "Greening Water Law". According to the report, launched Tuesday at World Water Week in Stockholm, competition is increasing between the rapidly growing human population-which ...

  • BC tables clean energy act

    On April 28, the government of British Columbia announced the introduction of a new Clean Energy Act. According to the press release, the Clean Energy Act "sets the foundation for a new future of electricity self-sufficiency, job creation and reduced greenhouse gas emissions, powered by unprecedented investments in clean, renewable energy across the province." Like Ontario"s Green Energy Act, the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Waste-to-Energy Facilities Required to Comply with Environmental Laws, says Briones

    Ruth P Briones, Chairman and CEO of Greenergy Solutions Inc, and Convenor of Zero Waste Philippines’ Forum said that any Material Recovery and Energy Facility (MREF) or Waste-to-Energy (WTE) Facilities to be installed in the Philippines should strictly comply with the country’s Clean Air Act and other environmental laws, and not to employ waste conversion technologies that produce ...


    By Greenergy Solutions Inc.

  • Investors with US$3tr urge congress to pass strong energy and climate law

    Echoing the same energy and climate change policies that President Obama trumpeted in his speech to Congress last night, a group of 35 investors with over US$3 trillion in assets called on Congressional leaders to pass strong legislation to advance a clean energy, low-carbon economy and U.S. competitiveness. In a letter delivered this morning to House and Senate leaders and the Obama ...


    By Ceres

  • Light bulbs to light trucks, efficiency shapes new US energy law

    Congress on 18 December passed a new energy bill and sent it along Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House in a hybrid Prius car. President George W. Bush signed the measure 19 December, which includes the first increase in vehicle fuel economy standards in 32 years. The House approved the bill, 314-100 on Tuesday. The Senate passed it last week by a vote of 86-8. The bill mandates a fuel ...

  • Li3 Energy Provides Update on Chilean Lithium Mining Law Developments

    Li3 Energy, Inc., (OTCBB: LIEG) ("Li3", "Li3 Energy" or the "Company"), a US-listed and South American based global exploration and development company in the lithium and minerals sector, is pleased to provide an update regarding the Chilean law relating to the exploitation of lithium. Under current Chilean law, lithium is not exploitable via regular mining concessions and, no new lithium ...


    By Marketwire

  • Clean Energy Boom Powers Texas

    AUSTIN, Texas, October 8, 2007 (ENS) - Texans like to say that everything is bigger in Texas, and when it comes to wind power, they're right. Texas boasts the world’s largest wind farm - FPL Energy’s 735 megawatt, MW, Horse Hollow Wind Energy Center - and also the world's second largest wind farm - the 505 MW Sweetwater project owned by Babcock & Brown & Catamount Energy, both ...

  • Research and Markets: The Book `Environmental and Energy Law` Will Be Useful to All Those Working or Studying in the Environmental or Energy Arena

    Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/dwhpqj/environmental_and) has announced the addition of John Wiley and Sons Ltd's new book "Environmental and Energy Law" to their offering. Environmental & Energy Law attempts to bridge the knowledge gap between legal ...


  • Green Globes(R) Recognized in Oregon State Law

    The Oregon State Legislature approved two bills this week that for the first time recognize the Green Globes® green building guidance and assessment program in Oregon State Law. House Bill 2960 and House Bill 3672 will provide low interest loans to provide energy efficiency upgrades to school buildings and revamp green building tax credits. House Bill 2960 establishes the Clean Energy ...


    By Marketwire

  • New California Law Boosts Sustainable Materials Industry

    California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law on Friday Assembly Bill 2205, which clears the way for a new, revolutionary materials industry in California. AB 2205, authored by Assembly Member V. Manuel Pérez (D-Coachella) and co-authored by Senate Majority Leader Ellen Corbett (D-San Leandro), brings state regulation up to speed with innovative new ...


    By Simbol Materials LLC

  • Radical reforms to electricity market pass into law

    Today the government’s reforms to stimulate low carbon energy investment and keep the lights on have passed into law. The Secretary of State has confirmed that: - The government’s delivery partners for the reformed market - National Grid, the Low Carbon Contracts Company, and the Electricity Settlements Company - have been given powers to go ahead and implement the reforms. - ...


    By Inprova Energy

  • US asks for comments on planned greenhouse gas law

    The public will have an opportunity to comment before the US Environmental Protection Agency takes any action to regulate the greenhouse gases responsible for climate change, EPA chief Stephen Johnson told members of Congress in a letter last Thursday. Johnson said he will solicit public input through an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking as the agency considers the specific effects of climate ...

  • Appeals court: Obama violating law on nuke site

    In a rebuke to the Obama administration, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has been violating federal law by delaying a decision on a proposed nuclear waste dump in Nevada. By a 2-1 vote, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ordered the commission to complete the licensing process and approve or reject the Energy Department's ...


    By Associated Press

  • Radical reforms to electricity market pass into law

    Today the government’s reforms to stimulate low carbon energy investment and keep the lights on have passed into law.. The Secretary of State has confirmed that: The government’s delivery partners for the reformed market - National Grid, the Low Carbon Contracts Company, and the Electricity Settlements Company - have been given powers to go ahead and implement the reforms The ...

  • Baton Rouge Conference Focuses on Clean Energy Incubation

    Clean Energy Alliance, Inc. (CEA), the national association of clean energy business incubators, and the National Business Incubation Association (NBIA) have teamed to present an exciting conference on clean energy incubation and financing. The Clean Energy/Clean Technology Incubation Workshop and Meeting the Funding Challenge Seminar will take place on May 24-25 in Baton Rouge, LA. U.S. Sen. ...


    By Marketwire

  • The law of mother earth: behind Bolivia’s historic bill

    Indigenous and campesino (small-scale farmer) movements in the Andean nation of Bolivia are on the verge of pushing through one of the most radical environmental bills in global history. The "Mother Earth" law under debate in Bolivia's legislature will almost certainly be approved, as it has already been agreed to by the majority governing party, Movimiento Al Socialismo (MAS). The law draws ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Asian and Pacific Nations Sign Clean Energy Pact

    MANILA, Philippines (ENS) - Government leaders from across Asia and the Pacific have agreed to reduce their dependence on fossil fuels and promote cleaner technologies that address air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. The energy pact signed by ...

  • California sues EPA for rejecting tailpipe emissions law

    The California government today filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for 'wrongfully and illegally' blocking the state's tailpipe greenhouse gas emissions standards. Fifteen other states joined the California lawsuit, and in addition, five nonprofit groups today filed suit challenging the EPA's decision. The waiver, allowing California to enact and enforce standards ...

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